'''Nine Inch Nails''' (abbreviated as '''NIN''' and stylized as '''NIИ''') is an American industrial rock
band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor
in Cleveland|Cleveland, Ohio
. The band released two influential albums during the 1990s – ''The Downward Spiral
'' (1994) and ''The Fragile (Nine Inch Nails album)|The Fragile
'' (1999) and has record sales exceeding over 20 million copies worldwide,
with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone.
Despite this, the band has had several feuds with the corporate side of the recording industry. In 2007, after the release of their fifth studio album
''Year Zero (album)|Year Zero
'' (2007), these entanglements resulted in Reznor announcing that the band would split from its longtime record label Interscope Records
to release future material independently,
before signing with Columbia...